Writing Prompt #6: World Words


Prompt: Look for animal tracks, patterns in wood and rock, the flight of migrating geese, and imagine what special messages they might offer if you could decipher their secret language written from world to you. For example:

In her story “Texts,” Ursula LeGuin writes, “…these foam words lying on the brown sand now had been written by the erasing sea itself. If she could read them, they might tell her…”

Poet David Whyte says, “…the geese turn into the light again, painting their black silhouettes on an open sky.  Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you…”


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